Recycling initiatives

Starbucks to Recycle Coffee Grounds and Baked Goods into Laundry Detergent and Other Products

Starbucks to Recycle Coffee Grounds and Baked Goods into Laundry Detergent and Other Products

Over the past year, Starbucks has launched a range of initiatives to reduce their footprint, and now in order to tackle their share of the 1.3 billion tons of food that is put into landfills worldwide

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Will.i.am Launches Ekocycle Line of Products Made from Recycled Waste

Will.i.am Launches Ekocycle Line of Products Made from Recycled Waste

"All good things must end, but an end can be a new start," explains Will.i.am in a new ad for Ekocycle, a new line of products and clothing made from recycled trash. The Black-Eyed Peas member announced

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The 2012 London Olympic Basketball Stadium Is a Groundbreaking Recyclable Venue

The 2012 London Olympic Basketball Stadium Is a Groundbreaking Recyclable Venue

The basketball arena is built from 1,000 tons of steel, so it may be a stretch to call it "green". Nonetheless, compared to Zaha Hadid's contribution to the London Games - the lavish Olympics Aquatic

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JPMorgan Chase Teams Up With Good360 To Recycle, Refurbish & Distribute Technology For Good

JPMorgan Chase Teams Up With Good360 To Recycle, Refurbish & Distribute Technology For Good

JPMorgan Chase recently teamed up with Good360 to launch Tech Warehouse, a fantastic new program that distributes refurbished computers to nonprofit organizations and schools that have little or no

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RCA Grads Create Recycled Polyfloss Plastic Using a Cotton Candy Spinner

RCA Grads Create Recycled Polyfloss Plastic Using a Cotton Candy Spinner

The Polyfloss Factory is a project which aims to to reduce waste on a personal level while creating unique homemade objects out of recycled plastics. The process of recycling plastics is complicated and

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Recycling Co-operatives In Sao Paulo, Brazil Light the Path for Sustainable Development

Recycling Co-operatives In Sao Paulo, Brazil Light the Path for Sustainable Development

The city of São Paulo, the largest metropolis in South America, produces massive amounts of solid waste on a daily basis. In order to manage this constant flow of trash, the municipal government provides

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Top 6 Recycling and Reuse Initiatives from Around the Globe

Top 6 Recycling and Reuse Initiatives from Around the Globe

RECYCLING COOKING OIL IN BARCELONA MANDATORY COMPOSTING IN SAN FRANCISCO STYLIZED TRASH IN ARGENTINA RECYCLING BECOMES ILLUMINATING IN WARSAW REVERSE VENDING PAYS RECYCLERS IN THE U.S.A

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Toronto Becomes the Latest City To Ban Plastic Bags

Toronto Becomes the Latest City To Ban Plastic Bags

Plastic bag photo from Shutterstock On Wednesday, a last-minute motion led the Toronto City Council to ban plastic shopping bags in this city of 2.5 million. On January 1, 2013, Toronto will become the

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Awesome PACMAN Recycling Cans Make Separating Garbage Fun and Simple

Awesome PACMAN Recycling Cans Make Separating Garbage Fun and Simple

Recycling cans couldn't get much quirkier or lovable than these PACMAN containers that gobble-up garbage like their computerized namesakes. Designed by Portuguese studio AND-RÉ, the cans are simple round

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Vinyl From London Olympics Will Be Recycled for the 2014 World Cup

Vinyl From London Olympics Will Be Recycled for the 2014 World Cup

While we weren't thrilled to hear that the 2012 London Olympics would be using PVC to build many of their temporary structures, the good news is that the materials will be recycled for another big

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Help These NYIT Students Build a Recycling Center in Costa Rica

Help These NYIT Students Build a Recycling Center in Costa Rica

Although Costa Rica is known for its efforts in sustainability, there is a mounting problem related to waste management. Poor infrastructure and a lack of education and policies is leading to overflowing

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Consumer Electronics Industry Says it Increased E-cycling by 53 Percent in 2011

Consumer Electronics Industry Says it Increased E-cycling by 53 Percent in 2011

This morning, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) released its first annual report of the eCycling Leadership Initiative, a program that was launched one year ago to encourage nationwide electronic

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DEDON’s Zero-Waste ‘Nest Rest’ is a Woven Cocoon for Snuggling in the Wild

DEDON’s Zero-Waste ‘Nest Rest’ is a Woven Cocoon for Snuggling in the Wild

DEDON's "Nest Rest" is a piece of floating furniture that can be hung or sat on a base, resulting in a tranquil and private space. Sturdy yet light, it weighs less than 100kg and is 79 inch wide. It is

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Start Your Spring Cleaning by Donating Your Old Phones to Verizon Hopeline

Start Your Spring Cleaning by Donating Your Old Phones to Verizon Hopeline

Want to give your spring cleaning new meaning this year?  HopeLine from Verizon is an easy way to get rid of old wireless phones and chargers cluttering your home. The program refurbishes donated

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New California Plant Will Recycle 2 Billion Plastic Bottles a Year

New California Plant Will Recycle 2 Billion Plastic Bottles a Year

A recycling plant that will recycle up to 2 billion PET bottles a year recently opened this month in Riverside, California. Governor Jerry Brown attended the opening ceremony for the carbonLITE facility

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The Aluminum Recycling Industry Could Be in Trouble Unless New Technology is Adopted

The Aluminum Recycling Industry Could Be in Trouble Unless New Technology is Adopted

About half of all the aluminum used in the United States is being recycled these days, which is great news - but there's a catch. Although a lot of energy is saved in the recycling process -- since it

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Was This Free Chicago Recycling Program Squashed by City Politics?

Was This Free Chicago Recycling Program Squashed by City Politics?

A free public recycling program in Chicago was recently halted by Mayor Rahm Emmaunel, and the development has been causing quite a stir. The recycling cans were installed at some of the trendy Wicker

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Product Fitness 80: New MUJI Exhibition Showcases Elegant, Efficiently Designed Products in London

Product Fitness 80: New MUJI Exhibition Showcases Elegant, Efficiently Designed Products in London

There is an old Japanese saying that goes "eat in measure and defy the doctor", which means that eating an adequate amount of food (instead of stuffing oneself) will ensure a joyful, balanced and healthy

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Giant Statue Made From 4,200 Coca-Cola Crates Preaches Recycling in Cape Town, South Africa

Giant Statue Made From 4,200 Coca-Cola Crates Preaches Recycling in Cape Town, South Africa

Coca-Cola has commissioned several crate man throughout South Africa, but Elliot, who is nearly 60 feet tall and weighs a whopping 27 tons, carries a special message. Made out of 4200 plastic Coke crates,

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World Clean Up 2012 Recruits Community Members Across the Globe to Clear Up Trash

World Clean Up 2012 Recruits Community Members Across the Globe to Clear Up Trash

Unleashing a world-wide project to clean up the planet, Let's Do It World is bringing groups on every continent together for World Clean Up 2012. Driven to do something about the 100 million tons of

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EcoATM Pays Out Cash In Exchange for Your Unwanted Gadgets

EcoATM Pays Out Cash In Exchange for Your Unwanted Gadgets

The EcoATM made its debut last week at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show, but unlike all the other products that manufacturers hoped you'd throw your hard earned dollars at, this innovative piece of tech

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INTERVIEW: We Talk to Iwastology About Their Waste and Consumption Education Curriculum

INTERVIEW: We Talk to Iwastology About Their Waste and Consumption Education Curriculum

Thanks to Iwastology, Filipino and Canadian high school students receive media training sessions that empower them to share ideas in highly visual and engaging manners. Spanning oceans and two distinct

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Wrapping Paper and Holiday Cards from The UK Could Send a Bus to the Moon 20 Times

Wrapping Paper and Holiday Cards from The UK Could Send a Bus to the Moon 20 Times

According to a study by the Imperial College of London (ICL), if all the used wrapping paper and holiday cards in the United Kingdom were gathered and fermented, they could create enough biofuel to run a

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Grand Canyon National Park Plans to Ban the Sale of Plastic Bottles in 2012

Grand Canyon National Park Plans to Ban the Sale of Plastic Bottles in 2012

Keeping our national parks beautiful should be a nation-wide effort, and the Grand Canyon National Park is hoping to take a step in the new year that would make that easier for everyone by banning the

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Eye-Opening Info-graphic Illustrates How Much We Waste Each Holiday Season

Eye-Opening Info-graphic Illustrates How Much We Waste Each Holiday Season

While it's fine to indulge in holiday food and festivities, we should also be conscious of the impact our activities have on the planet. Studies reveal that waste in the US increases by a shocking 25%

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Consumer Electronics Association Raises Awareness for Gadget Recycling Today for America Recycles Day

Consumer Electronics Association Raises Awareness for Gadget Recycling Today for America Recycles Day

Today is the 15th annual America Recycles Day and to celebrate, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is asking you to do your part to raise awareness about where electronics can be recycled. To help

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EXCLUSIVE: Panasonic Shows Inhabitat How It Recycles Old TV Screens into Glass Wool

EXCLUSIVE: Panasonic Shows Inhabitat How It Recycles Old TV Screens into Glass Wool

What the CRT glass looks like before its recycled. In case you're not familiar with old school CRT or cathode ray tube TVs and monitors (would it be dating ourselves to say that we remember them

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Tetris-Shaped Trash-Filled Street Furniture Encourages Recycling in Argentina

Tetris-Shaped Trash-Filled Street Furniture Encourages Recycling in Argentina

Argentine studio Designo Patagonia created this awesome series of Tetris-shaped street furniture that showcases recyclable materials like plastic bottles, cans, and paper. Located within a city park in

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Turn Your Cremated Remains into Live Ammunition with Holy Smoke

Turn Your Cremated Remains into Live Ammunition with Holy Smoke

With all the talk these days about the destructive and toxic nature of modern day burials, sustainable ways to honor your deceased loved ones are popping up left and right. Now with the help of Holy

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